10th March 2016
 
Eurocell Expands Horizons With Vista Acquisition
 

Eurocell – one of the UK’s leading manufacturer, distributor and recycler of window, door, conservatory and roofline products – has announced the acquisition of Vista Panels from CorpAcq Ltd.  Vista is a major manufacturer of composite and PVC-U entrance doors, with a turnover of approximately £14 million. CorpAcq bought Vista in April 2008.

Vista has been at the forefront of growth in the composite doors market in the UK, with a strong presence in the social housing and private RMI sectors. It is also the sole supplier of entrance doors to Eurocell and a significant consumer of Eurocell profile. The Wirral-based company employs over 100 people nationwide.

 
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AGILA – The New Specialist Door Range From REHAU
 

The FIT Show marks the official launch of AGILA – the exciting new brand from REHAU for its range of specialist door systems which give fabricators and installers a solution for every possible door application.

There are initially five products in the AGILA range and these will all be on display on stand 346.  Alongside a composite door, there will be a Passivhaus door for applications where energy performance is the key criteria, a fire door for areas where high level of protection is required and both multi-fold and sliding doors to give a wider choice to consumers who want to open up their home to the garden.

 
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Don’t get Trapped by Trap Pins
 

UAP Cylinders keep thieves out without keeping you in!

Looking for the key to lock-bumping prevention? Many lock manufacturers claim using trap pins is the solution to beat bumping, but UAP have come up with a way of keeping burglars out without keeping an occupant locked in!

Trapped by Trap Pins

David Jennings, UAP Managing Director expressed his concern with this common anti-bump feature, “The problem with using trap pins is an occupant can get locked inside the property.

 
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New Unit Increases Capacity For R9
 

Launched at the FIT Show 2013, Residence 9 (R9) has been selling like hot cakes as homeowners, installers, planners and private developers have become enthusiastic ambassadors of its high end windows – ‘windows the way they’re meant to be’.

The Super-Premium composite systems company has outgrown its facilities, and has significantly increased its warehousing capacity through the acquisition of a neighbouring unit at its base in Gloucester, increasing total capacity to 76,000ft2.

 
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Infographic Helps Ultion Installers Sell
 

Brisant Secure’s new infographic combines facts from its recently released Domestic Door Security Report with information about cylinder lock standards to create a useful sales tool for installers.

The 2016 Domestic Door Report is the most comprehensive research on security the industry has seen. It combines recent national polls of homeowners and independent locksmiths with the latest national Crime Survey figures from the Office for National Statistics.

 
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KwikTuf Keeps It In The Inagas Family With Its Third Smartfill-2
 

Since starting out in 2005, Hull based manufacturer KwikTuf has continued to invest and adapt its manufacturing capabilities in order to ensure they meet current and future demand.  As a result, the latest purchase of an additional Smartfill-2 from Inagas, is the third of its kind now used at the company.

“Demand for gas filled units has increased significantly over recent years and we needed to invest in equipment which would allow us to meet this demand” explains Operations Director at KwikTuf, Paul Myers. 

 
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IG Doors to Launch New Partner Programme at FIT Show
 

Composite door manufacturer IG Doors will announce their tailor-made Truedor Partner Programme at the FIT Show next month.

Truedor will be exhibiting at the FIT Show, taking place on 12-14 April at the International Centre in Telford.  They will make the announcement of their new Partner Programme at the event.

TV personality George Clarke will be on the Truedor stand on the first day to help promote the brand.

 
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The Deceuninck Experience: Visit Stand 374 At FIT
 

Deceuninck has one of the biggest stands at the FIT Show in Hall 3, and every bit of it will be needed for its new products, pretty windows, colour-from-stock and MyBrand marketing support.

Sales Director Rob McGlennon previews what visitors can expect when they visit Stand 374: “First there’s Slider24, a ground-breaking sliding patio door. It’s a star in an uninspiring sliding patio door commodity sector. Best-in-class for security, energy and weather performance and colour, it looks stunning and suiting with Deceuninck’s pretty windows.

 
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Machinery Specialist Emmegi Showcases Most Popular Machines
 

Emmegi’s stand will feature some of its most popular machining and cutting centres alongside a number of new innovations.

With so many visitors to the FIT show looking to increase their output in aluminium products and in particular in bi-fold doors, Emmegi has included the entry level Phantomatic M4 machining centre which gives fabricators the perfect start in terms of quality, value and functionality. 

 
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A FIT Show Debut For Smart, Switchable Glass
 

Clayton Glass will be exhibiting in the Innovation Zone at this years FIT Show, with their new SMARTGLASS® Dynamic, powered by SageGlass development not just on their stand, but the product is now featured to the very front of The International Centre Telford as visitors arrive at the show.

SMARTGLASS® Dynamic is a clear glass that at the push of a button can transform across a number of intermediate states to a fully blue tinted state in just a matter of minutes. In it’s fully tinted state this revolutionary glass technology from Saint Gobain can block 91%

 
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Thermoseal Group At The Fit Show 2016 Innovation Zone
 

The Fit Show 2016 will see Thermoseal Group showcase its highest performance spacer systems – Thermobar and Thermoflex Warm Edge Spacers.  See the Group on Stand A60 in the Innovation Zone.

Thermoseal Group is one of the leading UK manufacturer of warm edge spacer systems and supplier of over 1,500 insulated glass (IG) components.  With over 35 years of experience supplying to IG manufacturers and a large private investment into manufacturing and

 
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SF52 Goes On Display At New Flemingate Shopping Centre
 

The use of Senior Architectural Systems’ new SF52 curtain walling system has helped to provide the perfect retail experience at the ambitious new Flemingate shopping centre complex in Beverley, Yorkshire.

Installed by leading fabricator Dortech Ltd for main contractor Wilmott Dixon, over 2500m2 of Senior’s SF52 curtain wall has been specified to create the large retail displays of the shopping centre’s numerous new outlets.  Maximising the flexibility of SF52, Dortech has created the shop frontages by installing both capped and capless systems.

 
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Importance Of Online Marketing Illustrated In Latest Distinction Doors’ Figures
 

The growing importance of the web in marketing is illustrated by figures recently released by Distinction Doors, with traffic to their company’s website up by 90% year on year. Simon Butterworth, Distinction’s Marketing Manager, commented, “These days, the internet is the first place people go when researching home improvement ideas and therefore it’s vital for us to have a website that clearly showcases the benefits of a Distinction composite door.”

 
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Quickslide Backs Trade Partner Launch With Lead Generation Boost
 

Quickslide has unveiled its UK-wide Trade Partner Network backed by a new, customer focussed website with enhanced lead generation tools.

The fabricator has been building the Network for some time but is marking its official launch with the new site, which can now direct more leads than ever to registered Trade Partners all over the country.

At the core of the website is Quickslide’s new, user-friendly ‘design-a-window’ function which enables homeowners to select one or more

 
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’Reserve Your Place Now!’
 

QUALICOAT and QUALIDECO licensees, approval holders and others interested in architectural aluminium finishing are invited to a special Congress in London on 17 and 18 May 2016 as a platform for exchanging expertise and exploring new developments and practices. The venue of London chosen by the President, Mohammed C. Panam, is one of the world’s absolute boom towns for surface treatment in architecture, a city where trends are born and also come to life.

 
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It’s A FIT Show Hat-Trick For Flair
 

Kömmerling manufacturer, Flair Plastic Products, will be exhibiting at the FIT Show for the third time in succession, as the Midlands based business looks set to continue their impressive growth with the launch of several new products.

On display will be the lift and slide PremiDoor 88 which is capable of a 6.5metre span with just two sashes and so makes for a direct competitor to a bi-folding door, yet offering as much as 25% additional light, thanks to the cleaner sightlines. But arguably the most important product on the stand will be the UK exhibition premier of the Invisifold

 
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FIT Show TV Goes Live Again
 

Following the huge popularity of FIT Show TV introduced at the last event, the broadcast teams will again be patrolling the aisles in the search for the BIG stories at the year’s FIT Show when it takes place on 12th, 13th and 14th April.

The bubbly interviewers will be talking to exhibitors and visitors throughout the event with the messages streamed live on the first two days, with recorded messages broadcast on day three. The broadcasts are available exclusively through the FIT Show website atwww.fitshow.co.uk.

 
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Trade News

The Window Company (Contracts) Rated Strong For Financial Performance

The financial security of suppliers and installers remains one of the key criteria for main contractors and social housing providers when awarding large scale window and door projects. 

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WinMark Certification Gains UKAS Accreditation

Wintech Testing, the UKAS accredited testing specialist with a dedicated testing laboratory in the UK and customers around the world, is delighted to report that it has gained the additional UKAS accreditation for its newly launched third party certification scheme, the WinMark.

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25,000 Sq ft Factory Acquisition Represents Next ‘Quantum Leap’ For Fabricator

Family run bi-folding door specialists TWR Bifolds have acquired a 25,000 sq ft site that will become its second factory.

The new site in Peterlee, Country Durham, represents a major acquisition and will be one of the

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Hurst Makes It Easy

Hurst Plastics has launched a company-wide strategy which aims to overcome the top frustrations that installers face when buying doors. The company has been reviewing every core process within the business as part of its mission to make Hurst ‘the easiest business to work with’.

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The Sovereign Company Achieves OHSAS 18001 Certification For Health & Safety

2016 sees Window Warehouse – a Hailed as one of Britain’s ‘inspirational companies’ in 2015, Wakefield-based fabricator Conservatory Outlet has now been identified as one of the Yorkshire Fastest 50,

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Product News

Roof Glazing, The Hottest Home Improvement Product Of 2016

With new-build homes failing to deliver the space British families need, 2016 will see even more homeowners expanding their current properties, rather than move. Garden extensions, garage, loft, and even cellar conversions will keep the local builders and contractors busy,

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Carl F Groupco Set To Capture Smart Lock Sector

The FIT Show 2016 is the launch platform for SmartSecure, an exciting new brand from leading UK hardware distributor,

Carl F Groupco.  Featuring the high quality, German manufactured FUHR

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Endurance Launches Online Door Designer

Not content to follow in the footsteps of other off-the-shelf online door designers, Endurance® Doors have just launched their new bespoke online Door Designer, for solid and secure composite doors,

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Doors By The Dozen At Glazerite

Glazerite,  one of the UK’s leading manufacturer of windows, doors and conservatories, has responded to the ongoing surge in demand for premium composite, bi-fold and patio doors by extending its product offering to include almost a dozen different

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Direct Trade Low Threshold French Door Achieves PAS24

Direct Trade, a Halo Approved Fabricator and one of the UK’s leading trade fabricators of windows doors and conservatories, has achieved PAS 24 testing with a French door incorporating PVC-U profile from The VEKA UK Group,

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People

New Board Promotion Signals Continued Growth At Origin

Oliver Ginger has been appointed to the Origin Board of Directors in the latest demonstration of growth for the rapidly expanding company.

The promotion to the Board follows a transformative 10 years in the business,

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On-Site

CMS Delivers For Engineering Giant’s New Scottish Facility

CMS Window Systems has played a key role in the manufacture and installation of thermally-efficient curtain walling, windows and doors for Emerson Process Management’s new facility at the new D2 business park, Aberdeen.

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Machinery

Emmegi Machines Delivers Triple Whammy Of Benefits For Elite

A new Emmegi Phantomatic M3 machining centre is helping specialist fabricator Elite Conservatories deliver an impressive triple whammy of benefits to its trade customers.  Lower prices, better quality and

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Internet

REHAU Launches New Virtual Brochure Library

REHAU has produced a new version of its user friendly ‘Docs’ app which allows fabricators and installers to access product and technical information on their mobiles and tablets.

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Software

Nigeria Is The Latest Destination For Business Micros Software

Business Micros’ customer list already extends across Europe and into both the US and most notably Australia.  Now though, it has just received its first order from Nigeria in West Africa as it expands into even more exciting new markets.

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FIT Show

Welcome To The World Of Mila

The Mila stand will invite visitors into a world where quality is on every street.  The award winning hardware specialist is creating its very own mini neighbourhood where every window and door features top quality Mila hardware.

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Prefix’s WARMroof Technology At The FIT Show

Extended living space specialists, Prefix Systems, will be bringing warm roof technology to the FIT Show with a number of new roofing developments that could revolutionise the market for solid, insulated and tiled roofs,

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Universal’s FIT And Raring To Go!

Yet again, Universal Arches will be one of the leading representatives of the bending sector at this years’ FIT Show and will be looking to entice visitors to the stand with a chance to win a latest generation iPad by way of sponsoring the lanyards with a key.

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TruFrame’s FIT Show Proposition

TruFrame will be exhibiting at this years’ FIT Show with a number of new product launches, alongside the formal launch of the Double Glazing Network as part of an expanded marketing programme and a fully

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Visit Bison Frames… You Know It Makes Sense….

Our products speak for themselves, but to make sure you don’t miss us, we’ll be having some fun with our stand this year so make sure you come along to see us.

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Videos

New Thermoseal Group Video Showcasing Its Bespoke Warm Edge Production

Thermoseal Group, one of the UK’s leading manufacturer of warm edge spacer systems and supplier of over 1,500 insulated glass (IG) components, has introduced its first official video showcasing its award-

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Events

Going Back To The Future With Network VEKA!

Industry-leading installer support organisation Network VEKA is gearing up for its ever-popular AGM and Awards Evening on Saturday 12th March, backed by a host of generous sponsors.

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